Network like a CEO

Practically Perfect PA

It goes without saying that networking is essential for your career development. Well, if we know networking is […]. Career Development Networking admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Networking tips Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

How to network at any PA event

Practically Perfect PA

I organise a lot of events, and I also attend a lot of events so I get to see a lot of networking take place and I can tell you straight away, most people find networking scary.

A guide to networking

Practically Perfect PA

Whether you’re networking online or face-to-face, it can play a vital role in securing your next job opportunity. Networking the old-fashioned way, face-to-face, is still an important route to building lasting connections with people that can benefit your career. Offline networking.

Are you a networked PA?

Practically Perfect PA

The word networking can strike fear, horror and / or joy into the best of us. Networking is without a doubt a valuable skill set and resource tool but for many it can involve going outside our comfort zone when confronted with the notion of chatting to a complete stranger.

Networking with ACE Connects

Practically Perfect PA

Back in November I had the pleasure of speaking to 50 assistants who were attending a networking event organised by ACE (Assistant Community EMEA), an internal networking group set up by assistants at BlackRock. Peer to peer networking is more important than ever.

Using networks to get stuff done

Practically Perfect PA

Just last week I was reminded how brilliant PAs are at using networks to get stuff done. It showed me how powerful assistants can be when they tap into their networks. So how do we ensure our networks are there to help us get stuff done? Get to know your network.

Business Networking Tips

Business Writing

Do you need help starting and ending networking conversations at professional meetings? You may appreciate the tips below. Although not a business writing topic, the information can help you communicate more confidently at business events. To overcome worries about being.

The Art And The Science Of Networking

Dumb Little Man

Knowing how to network successfully can help you tap into a hidden job market and present your skills and experience to potential employers. More than half of jobs are filled through networking contacts and more employers are turning to social media tools for help with hiring.

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4 Rude Networking Behaviors

On The Job

I'm one of those people who has written many times about the values of networking. For all I know, networking leads to better digestion and clearer skin. But one thing I'm really tired of is rude networkers. You may be a rude networker if you: 1.

Inside the Peterborough PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts about regional PA networks, we have the Peterborough PA network. Launched by Bethany Fovargue in 2013 this network has gone from strength to strength and Bethany is now asked to speak and promote the role of assistants all over the world. .

Inside Ness – the Network for Essex Support Staff

Practically Perfect PA

As someone born and bred in Essex I am so pleased that we have a network connecting PAs in the area. Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? Seek out a mentor and join a professional organisation and relevant networks. About the network….

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few years there are plenty more online communities and in more recent times we have taken networking to a whole new level with local networks, organised by assistants, springing up all over the place. First up we have the Edinburgh PA Network. About the network….

Networking with other departments

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that networking is really important for assistants. There are plenty of external networking events out there but really the first place to start with building your network is within your organisation. Here are a few of my tips on how to network with other departments.

Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date? I would also recommend joining a local PA network. This will mean that you get to meet other PA’s from all sectors and you will be able to network and develop. About the network…. Network details….

The importance of networking

The Small Business Blog

In case any more evidence was needed that the way we do business has changed since the financial meltdown in 2008, take a look at the growing importance of business networking as a way of building new relationships and earning money. Whether it is networking through social media or even in person, our business relationships… Read the full article here: The importance of networking on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

20 great networking questions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

With The Office* Show coming up in a few weeks I’ve been thinking about my networking plan for the few days that I am there. It was quite a detailed post about my networking experiences so do check it out if you are going to any events this year.

Networking best practices for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Networking is really important. We are behind the scenes specialists, we are not encouraged to put ourselves out there and even if we did want to get involved in a networking event we are often too busy to leave the office. The problem is networking is really important.

Expert Network Industry Big and Getting Bigger

Small Business Labs

The report The Rise of the Expert Economy is a interesting look at what it calls a "little-known, high-growth sector, made up of networks that connect experts with companies that need them." 

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Network Like It's 1959

On The Job

You may also want to heed another fashion from that era: in-person networking. You're not likely to see anyone on Mad Men use online social networking to forge a relationship although they do put the "social" in networking with their lunch meetings and after-hour soirees.

How Networking Can Make You More Productive

Dumb Little Man

It turns out that social networking and productivity are closely related to a person’s success. ” When you build a network of professionals in the same field as you, you’ll have a group of individuals working toward the same goals as you. This makes it important that you actually set aside time for people who are on the same network as you. Your network of like-minded people won’t only help you meet your goals, but they can also help you make them.

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Social Network Tips for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

5 Must-Have Tools for Networking Online

Dumb Little Man

It’s hard to imagine how we ever kept in touch with distant friends and family before Facebook, LinkedIn and all the other social networks came along. Today, you can update your entire network on how you’re doing with the click of a button or the upload of a photo.

5 Killer “Hacks” for Networking at Events

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to developing powerful relationships, social media is still no substitute for old-fashioned, face-to-face networking. In-person networking is simply one of the best activities you can engage in for your career or your business, hands down. Social media is hot.

The Networked Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

on the chapter titled Networking. Networking. Building your network is about more than just shaking hands and collecting business cards. To truly build your network you must first build relationships. What can networking do for you?

Why Conference Receptions Are A Great Place to Start Networking

Office Dynamics

This is your chance to make new friends and build networks. The post Why Conference Receptions Are A Great Place to Start Networking appeared first on Office Dynamics. Do you dread going to the welcome reception at a conference? Or the opening night get together?

Networking Is Art and Science Combined

Job Advice Blog

Networking has two purposes: (1) to get you your next job, and if that’s not right now, (2) to prepare for when you need to. Networking is the most effective way to secure a job nowadays. Interview Skills by Alex Freund networking Networking Strategies

Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

While I don’t believe this entirely (to me, it’s both what you know and who you know), I definitely agree that having a strong professional network is a critically important part of creating career success. The power of a strong professional network makes it worthwhile.

Is Your Networking Fishy Enough?

The Small Business Blog

Build your own network! Is Your Networking Fishy Enough? by adrianswinscoe on Jul 02, 2010 Networking is an essential growth strategy for any small (even large) business. E-Mail me or follow me.

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

People are undoubtedly the best asset of every firm and having a PA network will help confirm that PA’s are an important and integral part of the organisation. Some potential ideas for a network are: Create a dedicated electronic forum in order to share best practice and information.

IT Network Assessment promo video for client

Andrea Kalli

This short and visual IT Network Assessment promo video for a client may not seem like much, but it’s perfect when placed at the top of their Network Assessment web page.

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5 Reasons People Run From You at Networking Events

On The Job

One of the things people like me always harp on is that you need to network all the time, whether you're employed or not. But I will be the first to admit that when I look back, there are things I wish I had done differently in my own networking efforts.

Do You Know Whom to Network With?

Job Advice Blog

By far the most effective way of getting a new job is by networking. Therefore, networking is how people in transition should spend most of their time. For many, though, networking is a challenging task because they [.].

Wireless Network Hacking And How To Avoid Being Hacked

Dumb Little Man

Finally, you’ve completed setting up your personal wireless network. You’ve assigned it a great network name and a solid password to keep intruders away. Although you have made some basic changes which help you secure your network, you are still not 100% protected.

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How to Program a Dish Network Remote

Dumb Little Man

The post How to Program a Dish Network Remote appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Once it is properly programmed, a Dish remote control handset can serve as a universal remote for your other electronic devices as well. This will enable you to the control your satellite receiver, television and auxiliary devices, such as a DVD player, by using the corresponding buttons on the Dish remote control. Begin by turning on the power to your receiver, television and DVD player.

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How Assistants Can Use Social Networking

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Why Networking Is Essential For Career Success (and Everyone Should Do It NOW)

Eat Your Career

Networking. If you’re happily employed and your career is chugging right along, networking often gets put on the backburner. I see a lot of people who only start thinking about networking when they “need” something—like a new job, for example. Turn to your network! (I

Are You an Effective Job Search Networker?

Job Advice Blog

Loads of people network during their job search, but very few are effective at such networking. Certainly, some are better at it than others, but in general, the majority of people not only dislike networking but also are simply not good at it. Interview Skills by Alex Freund networking Networking StrategiesBased on a survey they conducted, Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., and Don [.].

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

For Freelancers, It's All About Networks

Small Business Labs

We've been involved in several recent studies that show the importance networks play for freelancers and other independent workers (independent consultants, contractors, self-employed, etc.).  Given the importance of networks, this is a big problem.

Beating Networking Nerves

Small Business CEO

Effective networking is an essential to furthering your career as well as being vital to the success of your business. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to overcome barriers to networking, so you can relax and reap the rewards of meeting new people in your industry.

4 Stress-Free Networking Opportunities for Women

Office Dynamics

Of course, the best way to start making advances towards your new career is to network with people who already have their foot in the door. While networking is often a very successful way to find a job, it can be quite stressful, especially for introverts. But there are more ways to network these days than simply going to a mixer hosted by a professional group, and even better, many of them can actually help you reduce stress. Photo via Flickr by Eugene Kim.

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Six Easy Networking Tips for Introverts

Dumb Little Man

When I’ve been to networking events, I’ve found it incredibly helpful to have some established friends there already. The same applies to networking. The important thing is that you went to the event, and you had a go at networking – next time, it’ll be easier.